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10 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

By Urban List Writers
15th Apr 2021

We’re back into full swing this week with plenty to dive into this from Friday to Sunday.
Let your hair down, loosen the tie and get spicy with the hot sauce festival, grab a slice of Gradi, or sink a cocktail at the last call of the Melbourne Cocktail Festival.

These are the 10 best things to do in Melbourne this weekend: 

The Hot Sauce & Chilli Festival

Prepare the tastebuds, the Hot Sauce and Chilli Festival is hitting Welcome To Brunswick this weekend. If you’re a natural heat seeker then this soiree of spice is for you.  A hot sauce market featuring Melbourne Hot Sauce, Blair’s Death Sauce, Grumpy Gary’s and an excruciating chilli sauce tasting challenge with a zero milk policy that you safely enjoy from the sideline.

THE DETAILS 

When: 12 until 6pm, Saturday 17 April
Where: Welcome To Brunswick, 1 Frith St, Brunswick
For more information, click here.

Magic Mike Live 

Praise the lord it’s finally here, based on the phenomenally successful film the Magic Mike Live tour is a 360° tour de force of gyration and joy. Described as an “immersive, thrilling, dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the hit movies.”Unfortunately Channing will not be in attendance but if the description of the event is anything to go by there'll be plenty to enjoy. 

THE DETAILS 

When: From Tuesday 8 June 
Where: The Arcadia, Birrarung Marr
For more information, click here.

Last Call At The Melbourne Cocktail Festival 

After shaking through countless combinations the Melbourne Cocktail Festival 2021 is coming to a close. Before it rides off into the sunset there’ll be one last hoorah this Sunday at the Starward Distillery. Presented by Capi there’ll be a signature Starward x Capi Whiskey cocktail to loosen your inhibitions as the Waxo Paradiso team provide sultry sounds to cap off your weekend.

THE DETAILS 

When: From 12pm, Sunday 18 April  
Where: Starward Distillery, 50 Bertie St, Port Melbourne
For more information, click here.

Italian Festa 400 Gradi 

The Italian Festa is back for 2021 and will once again reclaim Lygon Street and Argyle Square. The traditionally Italian stronghold of Carlton will play host to a range of different events and food stalls that celebrate the rich italian culture and community. With pizzaiolo/world champion Johnny Di Francesco of 400 Gradi spinning dough from 10am it’s not one to miss. 

THE DETAILS 

When: From 10am until 8pm, Sunday 18 April  
Where: Argyle Square, Carlton
For more information, click here.

'Deadly Narratives' Exhibition at Koorie Heritage Trust 

The Koorie Heritage Trust sits within Federation Square and is often missed by the thousands that flood through the CBD hub. A landmark for indigenous history and art, the Koorie Heritage Trust is currently exhibiting ‘Deadly Narratives’. A free exhibition with depictions of history and story in a variety of different formats form canvas, prints, ceramics, textile, possum skin, and jewellery.

THE DETAILS 

When: From 10am until 5pm
Where: Koorie Heritage Trust, Yarra Building, Federation Square
For more information, click here.

Ned Kelly Armour at State Library 

The armour of Australia’s most historic and mythical bushranger will be on display at the Melbourne state library this month. In it’s very own section of the gallery the Kelly exhibition piece features Ned's armour, boots, rifle, as well as a replica of the famous Jerilderie letter. It’s free of charge and is an opportunity to get a glimpse at some of Australia’s most iconic history. 

THE DETAILS 

When: From Thursday 15 April, 10am until 6pm
Where: Melbourne State Library, 328 Swanston Street
For more information, click here.

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child 

Accio tickets! For the first time in a long while there’s space to jump into the wizarding world with  the Harry Potter & The Cursed stage show at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. A continuation of the original story this two part play from the mind of J.K Rowling has received global acclaim and is a requirement for all core potter fans. 

THE DETAILS 

When: From now
Where: Princess Theatre, 123 Spring Street
For more information, click here.

Synthony At Sidney Myer Music Bowl 

As the name suggests this synth-filled celebration of dance music fused with orchestral accompaniment is a retrospective dive into some of the biggest and best boogie tracks of the past 30 years. With the Sidney Myer Music bowl as your dojo, prepare to venture back to tracks from Avicii, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and other classic dancefloor bangers.  

THE DETAILS 

When: 6pm until 11pm, Friday 16 April
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Ave
For more information, click here.

Fantastic Film Festival Australia 

A time for true cinephiles the FFFA brings in an eclectic mix of films from around the globe with daring and diverse filmmakers and actors. Familiar faces are still around with Nicholas’s cage off-beat ‘Prisoners Of The Ghostland’ premiering after a successful debut at Sundance. The FFFA will be at Lido Cinemas from this weekend until the middle of May. 

THE DETAILS 

When: Friday 16 April until Saturday 1 May
Where: Lido Cinemas, 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
For more information, click here.

Game of Thrones Weekend At Moondog 

To celebrate the Moon Dog x Game of Thrones beer release the MD team are hosting their very own ‘Game of Thrones’ weekend at Moon Dog World in Preston. Complete with the iron throne for photo-op’s, GoT themed beers on tap and dry snow throughout the venue, this feast in the name of Westeros is a celebration of beer with costumed dress highly encouraged. 

THE DETAILS 

When: 4pm –late,  Friday 16 April until Sunday 18 April
Where: Moon Dog World, 32-46 Chifley Drive,Preston
For more information, click here.

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